Fade
Composer: Stefan Weisman
Librettist: David Cote
Original Cast: Jane Harrington, soprano
David Butt Philip, baritone
Hannah Pedley, mezzo-soprano
Premiere Date: October 22, 2008
Producing Company: Second Movement
Description: Shortly before sunset inside a large mountain estate in the Adirondacks, Gertie and Albert—a wealthy couple who commissioned the summer home—have just arrived in the living room. The room is chock-full of moving boxes. The Housekeeper, a young woman hired from a neighboring town, is busying herself with unpacking. We learn that the new house was built on the demolished remains of Gertie's grandmother’s estate. Albert asks the Housekeeper what she thinks of the house. Environmentally concerned Gertie expected it to be more eco-friendly. After much tension, there’s suddenly a blackout. Gertie becomes more nervous, alluding to sinister news that day. Albert and Gertie sit in the gathering darkness, as the tension grows. 
Character List (Major):

Gertie: Soprano

Housekeeper: Mezzo-Soprano

Albert: Baritone

Length: 00:30
Total Acts: 1
Orchestration: 1 Flute
1 Clarinet in B-flat
1 Trumpet in B-flat
1 Trombone
Piano
Xylophone
Violin I
Violin II
Viola
Cello
Contrabass

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